Figured I'd just start a thread for the ponds instead of a new one each time we fish there. These are my girlfriend's 2 farm ponds in western Owen County and have proven to be quite the panfish holes. I put a boat on them the other day to check the depth and was surprised to find that the old woods pond is 17' deep. The newer pond is almost 12' on the dam side but only goes down to 6-7' clear back into the woods. Chase and Christina come over Sunday evening and Chase caught a whopper hybrid gill.
Yesterday Colton come over and I was able to nab one.
Colton caught some good ones too and we brought them back to the house and had a little fish fry.
Last Edit: May 24, 2016 21:40:56 GMT -5 by Greenedog
Did she stock them or did a previous owner put the fish in the ponds?
She had a pond at her old place in Martinsville too and brought some of the fish from there. This was her dad's place and I'm not sure what kind of stocking he did, or the previous owners. Guess it used to have a lot of channel cats but one of her renters apparently wiped them all out. Colt did catch a yellow belly the other day.
Gail and me were talking the other evening how we needed to go fishing...so we did! It was raining, but we didn't care. Caught some dandy crappie on jigs, beetle spins, and even redworms. Gail threw in a nice hybrid gill, channel cat, and bass that was hooked deep too.
We went over to the ponds on Memorial Day for a little fishing. I was using one of my little rooster tails and caught a bass, crappie, and a few gills. Gail was bass fishing with a culprit worm and caught more of a variety than I did. Paris was using red worms until her brother came out and offered her some smoked pork butt. Rebecca picked up Paris' pole and said she was gonna catch something. Seconds later she's screaming that she has something and Gail and me just look over and laugh because it looks like she has nothing but weeds. Gail goes to help her out and then screams at me that she does have something on! I go over and help them get her little channel cat on the dock and Rebecca is thrilled; said it was her biggest catch ever. A little later Gail is still using the worm and hooks into something good...ends up being a NICE channel cat! I go over to help her and when she picks it up the line snaps and the fish is laying in the reeds in front of the dock. I go in after it but when I grab it, it slips through my fingers. A little later she's still fishing on the dock and see's the weeds moving below her; the catfish is still there! I go in the water again to try and get it but this time I can't even see it. I reach under the water and get its tail, but it manages to slip away again. Since I was already wet I decided to do some cutting down of the reeds and managed to get quite a bit of it gone before dark. Rebecca and her cat(she was afraid to touch it.)
A little update on Gail's ponds. We had a triaxel of sand hauled yesterday and made a couple places to launch the paddle boats. One of her renters works industrial maintenance and brought over a mini excavator and made quick work of it. At least a lot quicker than I was getting it done on the Kubota. LOL
I was trimming trees over by the ponds this evening and Gail came over with a fishing pole and caught a bass on a jig. That was the end of my tree trimming. We took one of the paddle boats out and caught a variety. Gail caught a couple bass and a crappie on a night crawler. I wasn't having any luck so I tied on a small pink jig and tipped it with a tiny Gulp ice euro grub. The gills seemed to like this as I caught 4 fat ones pretty quick and then added a small bass.